Everyone Needs an Angel
Feb 24, 2014
Read how Beauty By Rebekah has prospered and grown with the help of a business angel.
Beauty By Rebekah recently opened a second salon in the market town of Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire and business is booming. But getting to this point was not easy and salon owner, Rebekah French, had to make some tough business decisions along the way.
Luckily for Rebekah, she didn’t have to make these decisions alone as she had taken professional advice about how to plan and move her business forward to where she wanted it to be. Rebekah’s business angel came in the form of Stuart Johnson, a certified business coach with ActionCOACH.
Stuart has over 30-years of experience in sales & marketing and general management, and has been coaching business owners for the past 7 years. His goal has been to enhance the lives of over 1,000 Yorkshire business owners, by coaching them to build profitable, sustainable business assets.
Stuart says “I’ve been working with Rebekah for over 5-years now and I believe her success is attributable to her enthusiasm and willingness to listen to business advice and run with it. I’ve seen her confidence in making crucial business decisions grow and I think this is due to her taking our advice on initiating simple business systems, planning and sales and marketing projects, which we have developed step by step as her business has grown.
Rebekah started her own business in 2000 and opened her first salon in Harrogate in 2011. She knew she wanted to progress her business but wasn’t sure where to start with the process of running her own salon and all the processes and pitfalls associated with doing so. Fortunately Rebekah had joined the Federation of Small Businesses and came across Stuart at some of their events. Striking up a good professional relationship, Rebekah decided that she should take up the services that an ActionCOACH offers and has never looked back since.
Rebekah said “Stuart’s and my business relationship has grown organically over the years and the level of trust has built up to a point that I know that if I have something crop up that I need to bounce off someone, I can always pick up the phone to call Stuart and he’ll give me good sound advice.”
She continues “I would recommend to anyone wanting to start their own business or take it to the next level, to invest some time in a business angel. Having someone to meet on a regular basis gives you that discipline to complete your long term forecasts and plans when otherwise you just make excuses not to find the time to do them. It also gives you that confidence that you are making the right decisions or to try something different.”
Beauty By Rebekah has two locations, Kings Road, Harrogate and Fishergate, Boroughbridge. The salons offer beauty therapies such as facials, reflexology, waxing and Daoyin Tao massage, among many other treatments. Beauty By Rebekah also now offers wedding make-up and beauty packages to ensure the bride looks and feels her best for her special day.
For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.beautybyrebekah.co.uk. To find out more about ActionCOACH contact email@example.com or visit www.actioncoach.com/stuartjohnson